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August 2022 General Membership Meeting ....
 
When: Tuesday August 16th 2022 @ 18:30 MST
 
MARCA's General Membership meetings are open to Guests, Friends, Family, anyone interested in Amateur Radio, and of course all MARCA members. 
 
Only for this July and August, we've learned that Summer Heat typically are very low attendance for many reasons. However, we do have some successful experience holding both a Denny's "in person" and a ZOOM meeting. So, if you're "out" of town or "in" town & can't bear to drive in the heat, join us via the meeting using ZOOM. There won't be a scheduled presentation. 
 
Arrive early, say 18:00 MST, order a Denny's Special; or check-into ZOOM early; There's alway an opprotunity to open a discussion topic on just about any thing related to amateur radio or just plain ol chit chat about the weather.
 
Please continue to check status here. The reminder email is sent to registered members & Guest; will include update status prior to August meeting.  
 
The Plan IS: A Joint "In Person" Meeting at Denny's AND ... Zoom
[Mike has assembled a new Audio System, speakers & mikes & mixers to test with zoom]
Meeting location: 
Denny's Tempe
825 S 48th Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281
 
Located on the South East section of University Dr and 48th Street.
Access is only from 48th Street, which is NOT the Hohokam Freeway (AZ 143) exit. South bound 48th Street is just EAST of the Hohokam Fwy (exit and entrance intersections) on South side of University (there is no traffid light). Driving south bound on 48th Street, the parking entrance is the first LEFT; or if North bound on 48th St from Broadway Rd, the last RIGHT before University Dr. Plenty of lighted parking.
 
ZOOM will be available for those unable to attend In-Person.
Zoom Meeting connection details:
 
       Zoom Link: click HERE
 
Meeting ID:  829 3599 3035
Password:  443050
 
Dave, n7zpy, remains our Zoom Net Control Greeting Host [conference administrator / with Brian's, ak7f, assistance].
 
 Click the "Read More" link at far right ... to see "Draft" Meeting Agenda....
Meeting Agenda for Tuesday August 16th 2022
[agenda is final when meeting is 'Called to Order']
 
Zoom Net Control ... Check-In starts about 6:00 pm-ish MST; (Dave, n7zpy).
 
Meeting Call to Order & Welcome [6:30 pm]; (Norm, aa7oo).
 
Presentation:  [unplanned, open topics & discussion] ; (Ray, k4rmv).
 
Business Meeting
 
Minutes:  July 2022 (Norm, aa7oo).
 
Treasurer's Summary Report: July 2022 (Norm, aa7oo).
Membership Report: (Norm, aa7oo).
 
VE Testing Report:Testing Resumes 5:00PM Sept Meeting at Denny's (Ray, k4rmv).
 
QSTs (Norm, aa7oo).
 
Hamfests (http://www.arca-az.org/).
 
Show Low Tail Gate; 17 Sept 22; show Low, Az. (free).
Tucson Autumn Hamfest; 24 Sept 22; 8711 E Speedway, Tucson, Az. (free).
TARA Ham Swapfest; 1 Oct 2022; Payson, Az; (free); https://n7tar.org/
Arizona State Convention; 29 Oct 22; 16000 N Maricopa Rd. Circle, Maricopa, Az.
Harkfest; 5 Nov 22; escapees, 30625 S Hwy 89, Congress, Az. (free).
Oro Valley Hamfest; 12 Nov 22; 11285 Grier Rd, Marana, Az.
SuperFest; 2 Dec 22; Mesa Community Colledge, Mesa, Az.
<enter new Hamfest here>.
 
ADAW Newletter: (Clark, KI7TU)
 
AmazonSmiles for MARCA; please set MARCA as your Amazon Non-Profit.
 
MARCA Members: update your email of record.
goto... https://www.w7mot.org and Login;  >>Contact Us>>Members>>Edit My Profile....
or send update to Secretary; see >> Contact Us .
 
QSTs from the floor.
 
Old Business (Norm, aa7oo)
MARCA Repeater Nets; Net Control; S Mtn Rptr; (Tony, kb7u).
Membership Initiatiives ... VE Testing, ZOOM Tech Net, Repeater Tech Net; (Ray, k4rmv).
W7MOT QSL Card Manager: [Ray, k4rmv].
<enter missed old business item(s) here>.
 
Committee Reports (Norm, aa7oo)
Membership: (Ray, k4rmv).
Tech & Repeater: [Majdi, n0rmz).
Public Relations: (Clark, ki7tu)
Facebook: (Norm, aa7oo)
ADAW editor:  (Clark, ki7tu)
Website: (Norm, aa7oo).
Field Day 2023: (Paul, kd7kdo).
<enter new item(s) here>.
 
Repeater Maintenance & Problem Status Reports (Norm, aa7oo)
DStar update & status; (Paul, kd7kdo; Norm, aa7oo).
Chandler Repeater Site: Status (Norm, aa7oo)
<enter new item(s) here>.
 
Project & Status (Norm, aa7oo)
 
Field Day Preparation Projects: (Paul, kd7kdo
Antennas: [TBD volunteer]
Alternative Power: [TBD volunteer]
Station Shelters: [TBD volunteer]
Station Configurations: [TBD volunteer]
Location Recommendation: [TBD volunteer] 
ARRL FD Class Recommendation: [TBD volunteer]
Winter Field Day: [TBD volunteer]
<enter new item(s) here>.
 
New Business (Norm, aa7oo)
<enter new business item here>.
 
Open to the Floor
 
Adjourn
 
Close Net; (Dave, n7zpy).